2008 Saab 9-5 SC 2.3t BioPower Aut

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Thread: 2008 Saab 9-5 SC 2.3t BioPower Aut

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    2008 Saab 9-5 SC 2.3t BioPower Aut

    Hi all!
    I bought my second Saab today, and it has some issues it needs resolving. I hope this is the right place to get help!

    About myself:
    I'm a Norwegian living near Hamar. That's 300km away (as the crow flies) from the Trollhätten Saab factory. I bet that's closer than the majority of members here live to it .

    My Saabs:
    My first Saab is a 2005 9-5 SC 2.0t Aut. I bought in 4 years ago, and it has served me well. I have however for some time wanted a newer Saab, with more equipment. Today was the day!
    I bought my second Saab today. A 2008 9-5 SC 2.3t BioPower Aut. First impressions are great. It does have a few issues though, which I hope to get resolved pretty soon.
    • The ignition switch doesn't pop out when I remove the key. I need to somewhat vigorously wiggle the key at the top of the cylinder to get it to pop. I think I've found a solution already, so I hope that works out.
    • The rear parking sensor don't work. The SID says "Parking assistance malfunction" whenever I put the car in reverse.
    • There's a small exhaust leak in the flex pipe.
    • The clock in the navi unit doesn't work. I think that somehow has something to with the Navigation DVD being severly scratched up. (My computer can't even read it). Correct me if I'm wrong.

    The equipment that my new[er] Saab has that the 2005 one doesn't have is:
    • Electric seats with memory
    • Heated back seats
    • Navigation unit (makes the interior look so much more modern)
    • Rain sensor
    • E85 support (BioPower). I'm planning on going over the border to Sweden to get some of that every once in a while, as Norwegian petrol stations stopped selling it a few years ago, unfortunately. It's so much cheaper than petrol! Last time I checked, it cost 9.99 SEK/L, whereas petrol costs around 17NOK/L.
    • Side mirror tilt-down function
    • "Turbo boost" gauge
    • Luggage securing net.
    • Folding mirrors (that don't work)
    • Auto dimming rear view mirror (Do the side mirror dim as well?)

    I'm looking forward to living with my new Saab. It's definitely an upgrade over my last one.

    //Truls Bekk

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    Re: 2008 Saab 9-5 SC 2.3t BioPower Aut

    Hello and a warm welcome aboard the good ship saabscene TruisBekk.
    1) parking assistant failure could be one of the sensors is not working, or control module playing up .
    2) clock in nav not working? Is it showing correct time ? Is it auto updating ? Is it showing at all ?
    If it's not show correct time or not updating time then make sure you are tuned to a good strong known radio station, with RDS function.
    as to door mirrors dimming with interior mirror , yes they should .
    Easy way to see is stick your hand up behind interior mirror there's a sensor , cover it and all 3 mirrors shoukd dim slightly.
    but also you say the door mirrors don't fold , maybe the mirrors have been replaced with non folding / dimming ones , because they are an expensive replacement part .

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